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  • VA Seeks Contractor for Mobile Application Cloud Migration System - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    VA Seeks Contractor for Mobile Application Cloud Migration System

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has started seeking a contractor that can migrate VA mobile applications and their associated services into an operational cloud system. A FedBizzOps notice posted Wednesday says the contractor will be required to transfer 20 to 30 mobile responsive web applications to the VA Mobile Application Cloud Migration system, which will […] More

  • SAP NS2's Mark Testoni: App Developers Should Increase Transparency on Data Privacy - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SAP NS2’s Mark Testoni: App Developers Should Increase Transparency on Data Privacy

    Mark Testoni, president and CEO of SAP National Security Services, has said companies should give consumers more information on data collected by mobile applications they use, the New York Post reported Tuesday. Testoni added that apps should have labels describing data privacy practices in the same way that food products contain nutritional labels. “We have to […] More

  • AWS, Microsoft Launch Deep Learning Library for Developers - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    AWS, Microsoft Launch Deep Learning Library for Developers

    Amazon Web Services and Microsoft have introduced a deep learning library to help developers prototype, create, train and deploy machine learning models for cloud computing tools, edge devices and mobile applications. The Gluon library currently serves as an interface for the Apache MXNet deep learning framework and will be updated to support Microsoft’s open-source, deep-learning toolkit called Microsoft Cognitive […] More

  • Motorola Solutions, RapidSOS to Deliver Smartphone Location Info for 9-1-1 Calls - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Motorola Solutions, RapidSOS to Deliver Smartphone Location Info for 9-1-1 Calls

    Motorola Solutions and RapidSOS have partnered in an effort to provide precise location information for U.S. 9-1-1 calls made through smartphones. RapidSOS will deliver location information through Motorola’s Emergency CallWorks CallStation software which works to support emergency call-taking and mapping, Motorola said Wednesday. Both companies also plan to offer location data to first responders in the field via Motorola’s suite of public safety mobile […] More

  • Motorola Solutions to Debut Public Safety Mobile Apps Suite - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Motorola Solutions to Debut Public Safety Mobile Apps Suite

    Motorola Solutions will launch a suite of mobile applications designed to help public safety personnel communicate and collaborate with each other. The company said Tuesday the portfolio comprises the Messaging, Mapping, WAVE and Telephony apps. Messaging is designed to help first responders share text messages and photos to individuals or talk groups across smartphones and two-way radios. Mapping will work to identify nearby […] More

  • Mark Forman: Digital Govt Projects Should Incorporate User-Centered Design Methodology - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Mark Forman: Digital Govt Projects Should Incorporate User-Centered Design Methodology

    Mark Forman, global public sector head at Unisys, has said agencies should integrate user-centered design methodology into digital government projects to optimize costs, public service and overall mission delivery. Forman wrote in an opinion piece published Tuesday on Nextgov that the government’s mobile applications and services could be underutilized if project designers do not consider citizen input. […] More

  • Ping4 to Develop Flood Alerting Mobile Platform for First Responders Under DHS Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Ping4 to Develop Flood Alerting Mobile Platform for First Responders Under DHS Contract

    Ping4 has received a contract of an undisclosed value from the Department of Homeland Security to develop a mobile communications platform that will work to alert first responders on flood conditions. Smartphone application developer Ping4 said Tuesday the platform will be designed to use location-based features of smart mobile devices to provide area-specific alerts such as flood […] More

  • Airbus Eyes Autonomous Flying Vehicle Concept to Address Urban Congestion - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Airbus Eyes Autonomous Flying Vehicle Concept to Address Urban Congestion

    Airbus Group plans to develop an autonomous flying vehicle platform concept to fly over traffic jams in an effort to relieve urban congestion and address traffic concerns that resulted from urbanization in “megacities.” The aerospace conglomerate said in a report its A3 outpost has pursued an individual passenger and cargo transport autonomous flying vehicle platform project coined Vahana that has scheduled first vehicle […] More

  • Military & Aerospace: Curtiss-Wright Launches Data Storage Tech for ISR Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Military & Aerospace: Curtiss-Wright Launches Data Storage Tech for ISR Aircraft

    Curtiss-Wright has unveiled a small form factor SWaP-optimized data storage technology for unmanned aerial and underwater vehicles and ISR aircraft, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Friday. Mil & Aero staff write the Data Transport System 1-Slot network attached storage delivers up to two terabytes of storage and supports encryption to help protect data at rest. The report added DTS1 […] More

  • Christian Ekhart: Icomedias Develops Microsoft Tech-Based Digitization App for Public Safety Agencies - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Christian Ekhart: Icomedias Develops Microsoft Tech-Based Digitization App for Public Safety Agencies

    Icomedias has collaborated with Microsoft to create a mobile application designed to help public safety organizations to digitize paperwork, icomedias CEO Christian Ekhart wrote in an article published Thursday on Microsoft’s website. Ekhart said the HYBRID.FORMS application is built upon Microsoft-built technology products such as Windows 10, SQL Server, SharePoint and Office 365. The app will work to help first responders complete forms electronically using tablets and […] More

  • Deloitte, Adobe Unveil Government Services Access Platform; Kristin Russell Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Deloitte, Adobe Unveil Government Services Access Platform; Kristin Russell Comments

    Deloitte‘s digital unit has teamed up with Adobe to develop a new software platform for government services accessible across digital channels. Deloitte Digital has launched CitizenConnect, which is designed to provide access to multiple citizen services applications via mobile devices in an effort to boost customer relationship management for government agencies, Deloitte said Thursday. “Government’s current approach to self-service is often […] More

  • Blackstone Technology Group Helps DHS Build Mobile DevOps Platform - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Blackstone Technology Group Helps DHS Build Mobile DevOps Platform

    The Department of Homeland Security has collaborated with Blackstone Technology Group to develop a shared service platform for agency information technology professionals to build, test and implement mobile applications. Blackstone Technology said Wednesday the DHS’s Office of the Chief Information Officer has featured the development-and-operations platform Carwash as an innovation project model in the department’s IT strategic […] More

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